Marks & Spencer (M&S) has created a picnic hamper containing pork pies for guests attending The Patron’s Lunch in honour of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

Crafted by bakers who have made pork pies since 1824, the Mini Piccalilli snacks form part of a hamper lunch that will be served to 10,000 people in The Mall this Sunday (12 June) as part of the milestone celebrations.

Baked in Melton Mowbray, each pie is made with 100% British pork, encased in a hot water crust pastry and finished with a piccalilli and a pastry crown.

The exclusive wicker hamper also includes British Windsor Apple Juice, Pembrokeshire Chicken Salad, Scottish Smoked Salmon Mousse, Pimm’s, water, a plate, cutlery set, wine tumbler and napkin that guests can take away.

“We’ve worked closely with our farmers and producers to ensure we showcase the very best of British produce at The Patron’s Lunch and we’re looking forward to seeing guests enjoying the picnic on The Mall,” said Sandra Ziles, head of M&S product development.

The retailer recently launched an in-store picnic range, inspired by the official Patron’s Lunch Hamper, encompassing sandwiches, pork pies and cupcakes.